born in Turku, Finland 1965

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016 Alchemy, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku, Finland
          Alchemy
, Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden
2015 Charm
, Teos, Helsinki, Finland
2014 Careless Water
, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
          The Ever Changing Portrait – feat. Saara Ekström
, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
          Limbus
, Atalante, Gothenburg, Sweden
2013
Hortus Conclusus, Turun Castle, Turku, Finland
2012 Serial Sevens
, with Francesca Verunelli and Kristiina Helin, Extreme –
          The 56th International Festival of Contemporary Music, Venice, Italy
          Serial Sevens
, with Francesca Verunelli and Kristiina Helin, Stuttgarter Sommerfest, Musiktheater,
          Stuttgart, Germany
          Faraway, Helsinki City Art Museum, Kontti, Helsinki, Finland
          Limbus
, Åland Museum of Art, Mariehamn, Finland
2011 Limbus
, Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
          Limbus
, Kuntsi, Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, Finland
          Rosario
, Turku Castle, part of the Turku 2011 European Capital of Culture, Finland
2010 Excess and Ascesis
, Gallery Kalhama&Piippo, Helsinki
2009 Changers, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan
2008 A Single Charm is Doubtful, Galerie Centrum, Graz, Austria           
          Liquid Life, The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skärhamn, Sweden
          Explaining Darkness, Turku Art Museum, Studio, Turku, Finland
2007 No Body
, gallery Ama, Helsinki, Finland
          Nothing Elegant
, HIAP - Project Room, Cablefactory, Helsinki, Finland
          Invisible
, 300 m3 Art Space, Gothenburg, Sweden
2006
Gallery Husa, Tampere, Finland
2005 Visitation, Gallery Artina, Helsinki, Finland
          Grotesque & Arabesque, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2004 The Last Branch, Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland
          Taste me, Gallery Ama, Turku, Finland
2003 Mnemonic, Pori Art Museum, Finland
2002 Mothers of Pearl, Gallery Husa, Tampere, Finland
2001 Flight, Gallery Kari Kenetti, Helsinki, Finland
          Nursery, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku, Finland
          faith/hope/charity, Retretti Art Center, Punkaharju, Finland
2000 Seascape, The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skärhamn, Sweden
1999 Rosary, project room X, Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
          Skin in Bloom, Kakelhallen, Mariehamn, Åland
1998 Carnation, Gallery 54, Gothenburg, Sweden
          A Rose is Sorrows, Galleria G, Helsinki, Finland
1997 Hanging Gardens, Turku Art Museum, Finland
          Bonded, Northern Arizona University Art Museum, AZ, USA
1996 Votives, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, USA
          Anatomy of Love, Galleria Titanik, Turku, Finland
          Fragments, Gallerie Slunkariki, Isafjord, Islanti
1994 l’adoration, TML-Galleria, Helsinki

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Kiasma’s Collection Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
          Growth, Fiskars, Finland
          Luscious Thrills, Gammel Holtegaard, Denmark
          Nature Morte, Konsthallen Bohuslän Museum, Uddevalla, Sweden
          15 Rooms, Ars Nova, Turku, Finland
          Second Coming, gallery 3h + k, Pori, Finland
2015 Art on Paper/Art Fair, Richard Levy Gallery, NYC, USA
          Blommor, Millesgården, Lidingö, Sweden
2014 ISCP Fall Open Studios, Brooklyn, NYC, USA
          Art Miami, Richard Levy Gallery, Miami, USA
          The Big Picture, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
          Agitations, Salo Art Museum, Finland
2013 Street Life, Helsinki Contemporary, Helsinki, Finland
          The Seventh Wave – Wihuri and Visual Art
, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, Finland
          A Line In Water
, Hyvinkää Art Museum, Hyvinkää, Finland
2012 Alice in Wonderland
, ECCO, Espacio de Creación Contemporánea, Cádiz, Spain
          Festival Voies Off Arles 2012
, Family Business – La Photographie du Nord en 3 actes, Arles, France
          The Seventh Wave – Wihuri and Visual Art
, Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland Taste and Form, Fiskars, Finland
2011 Reflective Shadow
, Ordrupgaard, Charlottenlund, Denmark
          Alice in Wonderland
, Logomo / The Finnish Museum of Photography, Turku, Finland (catalogue)
          Sijamuotoja
, Purnu Art Centre, Orivesi, Finland
          Halikonlahti Green Art
, Salo Art Museum, Salo, Finland
          Kaunas Photo Festival
, BLC-Hall, Kaunas, Lithuania
          Flower!, Dalslands Art Museum
, Åsensbruk, Sweden
          Carnegie Art Award 2010
, Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland
2010 Carnegie Art Award 2010
:
          Listasafn Islands, Reykjavik, Island;
          The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden;
          Kunsternes Hus, Oslo, Norway;
          796 Art Space, Bejing, China;
          Royal College of Art, London, England;
          Kunsthalle, Helsinki. Finland
          Reykjavik Art Festival, Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland
          Memory Traces, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany; Galerie Kuma, Berlin, Germany
          Art Paris + Guests/ Gallery Kalhama&Piippo Contemporary, Grand Palais, Paris, France
          Dallas Art Fair/Richard Levy Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA
2009 Carnegie Art Award 2010, Kunsthalle Charlottenburg, Copenhagen, Denmark
          Glow, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, USA
          Pulse NY/Richard Levy Gallery, New York City, USA
          Finnish Contemporary Art, Gothenburg Art Museum, Sweden
          Four Finnish Cut Outs, Borås Art Museum, Borås, Sweden
          Performances, Savonlinna Temporary/Kalhama&Piippo Contemporary, Finland
          Surface – Turku Biennial, Ars Nova & Aboa Vetus, Turku, Finland
          Ecology of the Emotions, Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland
          Visuell Förvirring, Åland Art Museum, Mariehamn, Åland, Finland
2008 Incertitude de la Vision, Tour&Taxis, Brussels, Belgium
          Persistance Des Rêves, Bibliothèque Mériadec, Bordeaux, France
          Visible – Invisible, Vaasa and Gothenburg Art Museums, Finland and Sweden
          Nature, Dalslands konstmuseum, Sweden
          VIEW08 – Festival of Finnish Media Art, Andorra, Helsinki, Finland
          Brave New World, Galerie Mánes, Prague, Czech Republic
          Blooming, Pro Artibus, Elverket, Tammisaari, Finland
          Art Fair Suomi 08, Cabel Factory, Helsinki
          Art Helsinki 2008, MUU ry, Wanha Satama, Helsinki
         
100% Finlande, Bibliothèque Mériadec, Salle d’exposition, Bordeaux, France
          Festart08
, Tampere Film Festival, Tr1, Rautahalli, Tampere, Finland
          The Flower
, Kuopio Art Museum, Finland
2007 Sighing
, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin, New Zealand
          Wild – fantasy and architecture, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku, Finland
          Come Ashore, 12th international Environment Art Symposium,
          Geoje Art Center, South Korea
          Transparent, Fiskars, Finland
          Conversations, Kerava Art Museum, Finland
          In Between, The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skärhamn, Sweden
2006 Light and Shadow, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan
          Ephemeral - a flash for eternity, Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Japan
          Drawing Lust, - drawing in digital times, Kunsthalle Lophem, Belgium
2006 Beneath the surfice, The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skärhamn, Sweden
2005 Faunomania, Röda Sten, Gothenburg, Sweden
          Light Treatment, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku, Finland
          Sediments, Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland
2004 Buitenspel, GEM - The Hague Museum of Contemporary Art, Netherlands
          Love Me or Leave Me, Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Finland
          The Garden of Eden, Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland
2003 Night Train, Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
2002 Ars Fennica 2002, Hämeenlinna and Lappeenranta Art Museums, Finland
2003 Natur, The Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland
2001 Sub Rosa, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark - Södertälje Art Hall, Sweden
2000 Happiness, Union Quartair, The Hague, Netherlands
1998 Tangents, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
          Collect, Union Quartair, The Hague, Netherlands
1997 Growth, Turku Art Museum, Finland
1996 Art Chicago ’96, International Artfair, Chicago Pier, USA
          Womens´ International Exhibition, Gallery Soho20, New York, USA
          Matrix International ’96, Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA, USA
1995 Nordic Drawing Triennal, Sweden and Norway
1994 Paradise and Suffering, South Carelian Art Museum, Lappeenranta, Finland
1993 Crime Passionel, Gallery Fabriken, Gothenburg, Sweden

Public Work
Strömberg elementary school, Sockenbacka, Helsinki
Arcada Nova, Helsinki
Tietotalo, Tampere Technical University, Tampere
City Library, Turku, Finland
OAMK, Polytechnic University, Oulu

Bibliography
Tutta Palin: Grotesque & Arabesque / “The Smiling Patograph”, 2005
Patrik Söderlund: Grotesque & Arabesque / “ Beneath the Tamarind Tree”, 2005
Petr Rehor: “Ornamentti on kuvakieli”, Taide, 1/ 2004, Art-Print Oy, 2004
Tomas Träskman: “ Mnemonic”, Pori Art Museum publications, Koteva, 2003
Berndt Arell: Ars Fennica 2002 / “Still life – life with death in it”, Art –Print Oy, 2002
Robert Storr: Ars Fennica Exhibition, 2002, www.arsfennica.fi
Charlotte Brandt, Pia Thunholm: Sub Rosa - Flowers in Contemporary Nordic Art / “Love, Eroticism, Happiness and Unhappiness”, Fihl-Jensen Grafisk Produktion A/S, 2001
Tuula Karjalainen, Berndt Arell: Seascape / “Om ingenting är svårt, hur skall du kunna känna lättnaden, tror du?”, Koteva, 2000

Work in Collections
(In Finland, unless otherwise mentioned)
Collections of the Finnish State, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki City Art Museum, Pori Art Museum, Tampere Art Museum, Turku Art Museum, Kuopio Art Museum, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Saastamoinen foundation, Paulo foundation, Wihuri Foundation, Turku and Kaarina congregation, City of Kaarina, OP Bank Group, Turku, Åbo Akademi, Pro Artibus, Sampo-group, Collections of the Swedish State, Göteborgs Konstnämnd, Sweden, Nordic Watercolour Museum, Sweden, Northern Arizona University Art Museum, USA

Awards, Nominations and Honors
2011 The Environmental Structure of the Year
2011 Honourable mention for the public work “Refrain”, Turku, Finland
2010 Nomination for Carnegie Art Award 2010, Sweden
2010-2011 Wihuri Foundation, studio award, Helsinki, Finland 2009 Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan (artist in residence)
2009-2013 Arts Council of Finland, 5-year working grant 2008 Cultural City Network, Graz, Austria, (artist in residence)
2007 HIAP, Helsinki, Finland, (artist in residence) 2006 Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Aomori, Japan (artist in residence)
2003 Villa Lante, Rome, Italy, (artist in residence) Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, USA, (artist in residence)
2002 Ars Fennica Prize 1996 Matrix international exhibition award
1995 Finnish Art Foundation Stina Krook Foundation 1994 Aboa-award

Artist in Residence
Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Aomori, Japan, 2006
Villa Lante, Rome, Italy, 2003
Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, Brooklyn, USA, 2003
HIAP, Helsinki, Finland, 2007
Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan, 2008